Clonmel’s Hearn’s Hotel Under Consideration To Accommodate Asylum Seekers

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The Minister for Integration Roderick O’Gorman yesterday confirmed that Hearn’s Hotel in Clonmel is under consideration for use as an Accommodation centre for International Protection Applicants.  The Minster released the information in a reply to a Parliamentary Question submitted by Deputy Mattie McGrath on April 13th.

The Minister highlights that the Department is providing accommodation to 29,000 people  who have sought asylum in Ireland since 2022.  Minister O’Gorman adds that over 200 properties are being used to provide this accommodation across the country.

The response clarifies that the IPAS received an offer of the Clonmel facility for accommodation of asylum seekers and that a full assessment is currently underway as to it’s suitability.  If a contract can be agreed, then Hearn’s Hotel will be used to accommodate Asylum seekers according to Minister O’Gorman.  The Government is also to build 82 modular units in Ballingarrane, Clonmel to provide accommodation for refugees from Ukraine